Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Second Battle of Tabasco


Found some pictures from our Mexican-American war game "Second Battle of Tabasco" that I run at the club a couple of month ago using the Rebels and Patriot rules published by Osprey.

The battle was fought 15-16 June 1847, the American was advancing along Tabasco river in steamboats to capture the city of San Juan Bautista (presentday Villahermosa). 

The Mexican had blocked the river and set up fieldworks to protect the blocades. Our game focused on the land attack made on the morning 16 June 1847 by the American forces leader Commodore Perry and some 1000 men with the objective to cleare the field works and caprutre the city. The fieldworks was defended by Colonel Hidalgo and his 600 men that had to leave their breakfast uneaten to take up the fight. 

Historacly the Americans on the steamers managed to get pass the blocade and capture the city before Commodore Perry managed to arrive there on foot.

Below you can see some pictures from our game, we run it as the Scenario "Retreat to the Sunken Road" from the rules, there the Mexican had leave their breakfast and retreat back from the fieldworks to Fort Iturbide just outside the City, it all ended in an American Victory.


























14 comments:

  1. An interesting post. Whose figures do you use?
    Stephen

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    1. Thanks! All the Mexicans are made of perry and vitrix plastics. The Americans are mainly made with perry plastic ACW minis (greenstuff on kepis) the ones in first picture in the blogpost are metal painted by my matey so I dont know what manufactor.

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  2. Looks a great game Michael. I'm thinking about getting some Mex-American War figures myself.

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  3. Oh, this sounds like fun. Would love to see more from the period, if you've got any pictures?

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    1. You can see the other Mexican-American war pictures I poste here https://dalauppror.blogspot.com/search/label/Mexican-American%20War

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  4. I love your Mex-American war stuff.

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  5. A fine looking game. Lovely figures and terrain.
    Regards, James

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  6. Great looking field and figures! Terribly unsporting of the Americans to interrupt the Mexicans' breakfast though. :)

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  7. I have some questions regarding Rebels and Patriots: 1. Can units enter buildings (as hard cover)? 2. If so, can cavalry attack units in buildings? and 3. On page 28 under HOW TERRAIN AFFECTS ATTACKING, the first bullet point states that Defending Hard Cover increases the number of hits needed to inflict a casualty; The fifth bullet point says that "Cover and Hard Cover have no effect in melee." Can you explain the apparent contradiction?

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    1. Hi
      Good questions, I try to answer all rule question at the Dux Rampant forum so more people can see the answers so posted you question and my answer there.

      https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/duxrampant/viewtopic.php?f=145&t=1203

      Best regards Michael

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  8. I read your response. Thank you for the answers. I will make some house rules using your guidance regarding units in buildings. However, if I understand correctly, units defending from an attack in hard cover get a Defence Bonus. The sentence that days that "Cover and Hard Cover have no effect in melee" should be ignored. Is that correct?

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    1. Hi
      I posted your new question and my answer at the Dux Rampant Forum, please post any further rules questions there.
      Best regards Michael

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